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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:35 pm 
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Looking good!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:40 pm 
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Orac1000 wrote:
Looking good!


Thank you John!! :D

I want to flip the scooter, but very worry about how to do it without damage anything. I will need to call a few friends, hopefully between 4 we can do it without problem.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:47 pm 
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Hi,

Just came back home from my holidays after more than a week out.

The last thing I did before I left, was dismantle the carburetor (Dellorto UA15S) and clean it with the ultrasonic machine. Then I painted it with a good 2K paint that hopefully will resist the fuel in the future.

Just finished the assembling, adding new gaskets and jets.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:32 am 
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You are restoring to very high standards, Hugo. Looks beautiful.
The wheels are absolutely stunning. Some of the best I have seen.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:24 pm 
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Lars wrote:
You are restoring to very high standards, Hugo. Looks beautiful.
The wheels are absolutely stunning. Some of the best I have seen.
Lars


Thank you Lars, a very big complement coming from you. I am glad that you like the restoration I am doing on this scooter. Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:27 pm 
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Hi,

Does anybody knows what type of material (plastic/rubber/aluminium/etc) are those highlighted parts that protect the interior edges of the leg shields?

Also would be welcome to know thickness. The more information I get the better to try to find the closest to the original.

Thanks in advance ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:11 pm 
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Hi,

The scooter is resting on the wheels for the first time since it was dismantled.

Exciting to see the scooter in this position.

:D

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:54 am 
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You sure its the same machine? :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:26 pm 
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Hugo,
very nicely done, when the drive chain is mounted, then it's time to mount the gearbox cover (4-speed method)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:38 pm 
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Orac1000 wrote:
You sure its the same machine? :-)

Thanks John, yes it is. :D

RUMISTI wrote:
Hugo,
very nicely done, when the drive chain is mounted, then it's time to mount the gearbox cover (4-speed method)


Thanks Rudolf.

I have been working on the electric system. First I tested the CEV switch and lights/horn using a battery. Now everything is on the scooter, including all the cables at the coils and also at the ignition side, so all electrics are done.

Also replaced the bezel at the VDO speedometer, adding a brand new one.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:22 pm 
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Hi,

Some time ago I heard that the center stand of the Scoiattolo, always end scratching badly the paint at the bottom of the scooter body.

This is something that worries me, so I have been thinking what would be the best way to protect the paint at the body in that area.
I thought that a good way would be to add a flexible, one side adhesive, transparent plastic/rubber thin layer, so the center stand rest on it instead directly on the paint.

I searched in Google, but no success.

Do you know where I can find something like that?, if not, do you have any other idea to avoid the paint to get broken/scratched at that area?

Many thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:34 pm 
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hugo,as the bar the two legs fit on squares with nuts hold them on,get a longer bar made to bring legs away from body,lengthen by the required amount each side.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:28 pm 
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Thank you Arthur for the suggestion ;)

I am now mounting the levers at the clutch side crankcase cover, but looking at the diagram, I see one washer (338 56) that I do not remember when I dismantled it. As you can see that is not the outside seal (316 51), that is different.

Can anybody tell me what is it (washer/O ring/seal/etc) and where exactly it goes?

Thanks in advance ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:29 pm 
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Hello Hugo,
before you have thought too much about the stand, first mount the exhaust system, the position will still change.
and yes there is a disc in front of the gasket


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:52 am 
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Thank you Rudolf, I will check with the exhaust system to see how all rest there.

About the washers, sometimes I have a clear idea in my mind about how things must be assembled, then I look at the diagram and get confused. If you confirm these two are (316 51 - Left) and (338 56 - Right), then is the way I was going to assemble before looking at the diagram. Are those correct?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:20 am 
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Yes Hugo, you are correct. The Technical Illustrator just put them the wrong side of the side cover on his drawing!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:29 am 
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Ian Skinner wrote:
Yes Hugo, you are correct. The Technical Illustrator just put them the wrong side of the side cover on his drawing!!

Ian


Thank you Ian, now everything is clear ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:02 pm 
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Hi,

As you can see the project is close to be finished, however there are still a few important things to get done. So, it is still in progress :)

Drive chain:
The correct drive chain for these sprockets is on the way, purchased in England. Once arrived I will have to cut the links that are not needed and install it.

The exhaust system:
Finding the pipes have been terribly difficult, however in some point Rudolf decided to make some of them, so he is going to sell me a set of two (Thanks Rudolf for that).
Several months ago I bought a brand new pair of exhaust without the "Mounting tabs". The idea is to remove the mounting tabs from the old exhaust, welding it to the new once.
As soon I receive the pipes, I will measure all to be sure that the mounting tabs are welded in the correct position, then send it all to get chromed.

The rear rack:
This is another part that I need to send to chrome.

Leather bags for the leg shield:
When I purchased the scooter, it was coming with the original leader bags (obviously in rough condition). Now in the process to find somebody to do this job, using as a pattern the old bags for both sides. (Any suggestion of a good professional is more than welcome)


Beside that, I have in mind a few more small things here and there to improve parts that were already done, but I am not 100% happy with it.

It is going to take some time until I get the exhaust system completely ready and assembled, as well as the rest of the things mentioned above. Once the complete bike is 100% finished, I will take nicer photos, including close up of small details, but until them, here the "almost finished" Scoiattolo.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:07 am 
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Just looking at the pre-restoration photos of your machine. Was the outer part of the front mudguard originally chromed?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:37 am 
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Orac1000 wrote:
Just looking at the pre-restoration photos of your machine. Was the outer part of the front mudguard originally chromed?


Hi John,

No, it was never chromed.
What you see at the pre-restoration photos is the mudguard without paint. Some welding was done on it, and some rust removed, so whoever work on that fender before me, left part on bare metal, but originally is was painted as the rest of the scooter.

Talking about the mudguard, I made a modification in mine. So now mine is not as the rest of the others Scoiattolo.
If you pay close attention to any front fender of other Scoiattolo, you will notice that there is a groove at each side from back to front, at the area where it curves. In mine that grooves are gone, I covered it while I was preparing all the parts for painting. The reason is that the grooves were not perfect all the way, because of the welding made on it.
I could probably make the grooves again, but at that time I saw it too complicated, thinking that would not look good, so I took the easy way, that was covering them. It doesn't look bad, but I have to confess that bothers me a little bit not to have it as it should be originally.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:46 am 
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I did notice it was different. Now you have explained I can see what has been done. Better to fill the groove and it look good than to leave it and you be disappointed with the final result.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:09 am 
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Hugo,
very nice and perfect, maybe we'll find a better fender once. if you have some paint in reserve.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:25 pm 
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RUMISTI wrote:
Hugo,
very nice and perfect, maybe we'll find a better fender once. if you have some paint in reserve.


Thank you Rudolf!!! :D

At this point, with almost everything finished and assembled, I think I will leave the fender as it is now.
It is true that I am not 100% happy with this detail at the fender, but I have very little paint remain. Also, after all the work put on that fender, I have no more energy at this point to replace it.
Anyway, the fender looks great, only that the grooves should be there.

Thanks anyway for the offer of helping me to find another one. At the moment is not needed. ;)

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